My amazing trip to the Seng Girls Home – by Rebecca Anderson

My Qinghai experience brought to life the “why” of working for and supporting a Captivating International project. I was able to see and experience the daily life of a SGVTS girl. I didn’t entirely know what to expect on the trip, but I had an open mind and heart and was ready to take it all in. Thank goodness for that, as no “princesses” are allowed on that journey! The scenery was mountainous and beautiful, devoid of all city noises and pollution. It was glorious! (See picture 1)

The girls are amazing. They are rising to the challenge of making a different life for themselves. They are learning multiple languages and receiving an education from people who really care about them, from people who want them to succeed. There is a sisterhood evident at the girls’ home and school. The girls are instrumental in taking care of the place as well as looking out for one another. It’s a thriving community and I feel honored to have been a part of it for even a few days.(See picture 2)

Sponsoring a SGVTS girl has allowed me to help their community in a small way as well as stay connected to the root cause of this home. I think about our “fourth child” all the time!! I wonder how school is going and if she is healthy and whether she is still playing a mean game of Uno! (See picture 3)

That trip, those girls, and my experiences are all unforgettable. It was so worth it! I love seeing the newsletter and emails from Captivating and now recognizing so many girls! I feel connected to them and want to see all of them succeed. What a blessing they are and how fortunate that I know them and am able to support them. Carry on, Captivating! It’s good work you are doing.

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Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




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Giving Back to the Person who Raised Her

Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.




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We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | PIGS FOR POVERTY

You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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New Found Independence and Sustainable Living

Caihangji enrolled in the Vocational School Scholarship program in 2016 and majored in Medicine. After two years of hard study and 1 year internship, she graduated as one of the top 10 in her class of 29 students. She is now officially employed as a pharmacist and earns a good monthly salary. She is very excited about her new found independence and ability to earn good money.




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500 walkers from SCIE raise funds to see girls get back to school

On the 2nd of April, 500 students, parents and teachers from the Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) walked 10km in just 2 hours to raise funds for Captivating. Together, they raised over RMB109,818. We think you are all amazing!